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Nowitzki Passes Olajuwon on All-Time Scoring List

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No international player has scored more points in the NBA than Dirk Nowitzki.

Nowitzki, the native of Wurzburg, Germany, and face of the Dallas Mavericks franchise, moved past Nigerian-born Hakeem Olajuwon into ninth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list Tuesday night.

Dirk Nowitzki knocked down a midrange jumper with 8:56 left Tuesday against the Kings to pass Hakeem Olajuwon in career scoring.

“It’s an honor,” said Nowitzki, who knocked down a midrange jumper with 8:56 remaining in the game to pass Olajuwon. “To do it at home, it was even more special. Getting a standing ovation, it was great.

via Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas

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